Teacher's Assistant, Weekdays, The Ridge School

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Mar 28, 2023
Closes
Oct 05, 2023
Ref
R-022073
Hours
Full Time
The Ridge School seeks to hire a Teacher's Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

The Ridge School of Montgomery County is a special education day school for students in grades 6 through 12 with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and other behavioral health impairments. We provide educational, clinical, and behavioral services to students.

As the Teacher's Assistant, you will:
•Under supervision of the classroom teacher, provides individual and small group instruction to students in the school program
•Assists the teacher in the development and preparation of materials for classroom use
•Prepares and cleans up the classroom according to the demands of the curricular task and needs of the students in the program
•Assists the teacher with formulation and implementation of behavior management strategies for the students in the program.
•Available to assist in any crisis that may occur in and out of the classroom
•Available to assist in therapeutic holds and restraints of students as needed
•Reads the reports and IEPs of students in the class
•Records observational data on student behavior, integrating input from the teacher and the interdisciplinary team
•Participates in the school's interdisciplinary team meetings and selected school staff meetings
•Attends internal or external workshops, conferences, and/or coursework at the university level to pursue professional education in special education or a related discipline
•Assumes the role and responsibilities of the teacher in the teacher's absence
•Performs other duties as assigned by the teacher and Directors.

Qualifications Include:
•Required: High School Diploma or GED
•Preferred: Bachelor's degree in education, psychology or other related discipline
•Minimum of one year work experience with special needs students is required (i.e., camp counselor, childcare work, college practicum experiences)
•Basic knowledge of child and/or adolescent development issues is required
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

For more information on The Ridge School, visit: https://www.adventisthealthcare.com/locations/profile/ridge-school-montgomery-county/

#GR8 Mental & Behavioral Health

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers


As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if needed, may elect to be vaccinated at any community pharmacy or location offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing. ("Nicotine products" include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, hookah, and nicotine replacement products (e.g., nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges, etc.).

Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. AHC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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